Join Deirdre Breen for an introduction to the ancient art and science of mudra. Mudras are gestures—hand mudras (such as Pali Mudra for trusting inner guidance, right) being the most commonly recognized—that shift the flow of prana throughe nadis and immediately affect one’s consciousness. Mudras are a powerful tool of self-care that, when paired with pranayama, meditation, and asana, influence the expression of the doshas (kapha, pitta, and vata), the biological forces that govern the expression of nature’s five elements both within and around us.
In this workshop, you will explore the effect of mudras in a pranayama, meditation, and asana practice with specific emphasis on vata dosha’s air and space elements to ground the physical and mental body. Participants will take home a practical guide for using mudras in their yoga practice and in life beyond the mat.
Deirdre Breen is creator of Dosha Coaching, a system of accessing one’s vital nature by blending the ancient twin sciences of Ayurveda and yoga with the modern neuroscience of behavior. She is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Master Yoga Teacher in the ISHTA Lineage, and a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 30 years of experience in holistic health and healing. She is delighted to return to YTA to offer this dynamic workshop.